Obituaries for the week of 11/24/2005


Juanita Gerke

Juanita “Nita” Gerke, 81, of Bascom Corner Road, Rising Sun, passed away Thursday, November 17th, at her home.

She was born September 11th, 1924, in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of Cecil and Bertha (Brown) Dennie. She was a clerk in the bookstore at the University of Cincinnati.

On November 17th, 1945, she married James Gerke, who survives.

Other survivors include her sister, Fay Breucker of West Chester, Ohio; her nieces, Debbie Hall and husband Sam and Linda Jeffery and husband Jack; and her brother-in-law, James Voight.

She was preceded in death by her son, Steven Douglas Gerke; and her sister, Paulene Voight.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, November 21st, by Brother Greg Matthew at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun. Burial was in the Rising Sun New Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Steven D. Gerke Memorial Fund.